SCAE UK News Updates

2013 UK Barista Championships Regional Heat 2 Results

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

UK Barista Championships

SCAE UK Chapter and UK Coffee Events are pleased to announce the results for Regional Heat 2 hosted by Pumphreys Coffee at  Life Science Centre - Newcastle

Pumphreys Coffee

 

24 baristas from all over the country (click to view the baristas coffee shop locations) competed over 2 days in front of a good crowd.

Newcastle upon Tyne based barista Joe Meagher from Flat Caps Coffee (@flatcapjoe) scooped 3 awards; Best Signature Drink, Best Cappuccino and Overall Winner of 2013 UK Barista Championships Regional Heat 2.

Steve Dyson from Spring Espresso (@springespresso) in York  - a 4th time UKBC entrant - took second place just ahead of fellow York barista Nicola Peacock from The Perky Peacock (@theperkypeacock).

Union Hand-Roasted Coffee

Nicola also picked up the award for Union Hand-Roasted Best Newcomer at this heat.

Union Hand-Roasted barista trainer Chris Walton (@espressochris) received the award for Best Espresso.

The Top 20 leaderboard will be updated shortly

Congratulations to all baristas who took part and thank you to all volunteers, judges and the Sanremo UK Roadcrew for helping to stage this event.

UKBC Regional Heat 2 Running Order

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

UK Barista Championships

SCAE UK Chapter and UK Coffee Events are pleased to announce the running order for Regional Heat 2 hosted by Pumphreys Coffee at  Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

Pumphreys Coffee

Visitor entry is free - but please bring along coins for donation to our chosen charity Coffee Kids

Coffee Kids

Follow this event on Twitter @scaeuk  @pumphreyscoffee or @ukbc and via the hashtags #ukbcht2 and #ukbc2013

The 2013 UK Barista Championships Regional Heat 2 Entrants are

Event Date Performance Time First Name Last Name

Feb-15

0920

Alex

Galantino

Feb-15

0945

Diana

Johnston

Feb-15

1010

Matthew

Van Elkan

Feb-15

1035

Robbie

Calvert

Feb-15

1100

Adam

Lodge

Feb-15

1125

Anthony

Smith

Feb-15

1150

Adam

Beatson

Feb-15

1215

Ewan

Allan

Feb-15

1240

Emily

Hartley

Feb-15

1305

Neal

Binstead

Feb-15

1355

James

Earley

Feb-15

1420

Stuart

Archer

Feb-15

1445

Amber

Rodgers

Feb-15

1510

Emma

Mellor

Feb-15

1545

Jonathan

Drake

Feb-15

1600

Paul

Wallis

Feb-15

1650

Callum

Day

Feb-16

0920

Joe

Meagher

Feb-16

0945

Chris

Walton

Feb-16

1010

Nicola

Peacock

Feb-16

1035

Anthony

Atkinson

Feb-16

1100

Andrew

Payne

Feb-16

1125

Steve

Dyson

 

Times are subject to change at short notice. Please get there early to support your local barista!

Volunteer positions are available by registering on www.ukcoffeeevents.com

 

UKBC preparation day at the Pumphreys Training Room – Newcastle

Monday, January 7th, 2013

A UKBC preparation day has been planned to take place on 14th January at the Pumphreys Training Room;

Pumphreys Coffee
Bridge Street
Blaydon on Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE21 4JJ

UKBC Regional Heat 2 competitors wishing to attend

OR

to make bookings to use the Training Room

are advised to contact Stuart by phoning 01914144510

There are still 12 spaces remaining in UK Barista Championships Regional Heat 2 – taking place 15/16 Feb 2013

Register to enter as a competitor or to volunteer at www.ukcoffeeevents.com  

Follow the build up on Twitter using #ukbcht2 and follow @pumphreyscoffee

 

Northern Judges Course Announcement

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

News just in:  Pumphreys Coffee will be hosting a UK Coffee Events Judges Course on 16 and 17 Jan 2013 in Newcastle

The format will replicate the Judges Course being held at Masteroast on 7th and 8th  January.

Anyone wishing to certify as a UK Coffee Events Judge is invited to register their interest by emailing Jamie Banwell jamie@scaeuk.com

All judges will be expected to calibrate at the end of January / early February prior to the regional heats starting. Dates and venues to be announced shortly.

Pumphreys Coffee is also the Host for Regional Heat 2 of the Uk Barista Championships taking place on 15th and 16th February 2013.

Online registration for this regional heat of the 2013 UK Barista Championship is now open. Entry has been set at £25. For more information or to register visit www.ukcoffeeevents.co.uk

 

 

UK Coffee Events Regional Heat 2 Announcement

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

UK Coffee Events is pleased to announce Pumphrey’s Coffee as the host for Regional Heat 2 of the 2013 UK Barista Championships.

Pumphrey's Coffee

Following a successful regional heat in 2012, the dates have been set for 15th – 16th February 2013, at Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne,Tyne&Wear,NE1 4EP.

Roaster, Trainer and Head Barista at Pumphrey’s Coffee, Stuart Lee Archer said “We at Pumphrey’s Coffee are once again proud to host the regional UKBC heat. We developed such a buzz last year that the regional standard of coffee quality and service dramatically improved. We can’t wait to see what happens after this year’s event.“

Pumphrey’s Coffee has 3 Sanremo Verona TCS competition spec machines and invites local baristas entering the UK Barista Championships to contact them to arrange practice times.

Registration for 2013 UK Barista Championship competitors will be managed online this year. Entry has been set at £25 and registration will be via a link placed on www.ukcoffeeevents.co.uk

Lynsey Harley, SCAE UK National Coordinator said “We are pleased that Pumphrey’s has stepped forward to host a regional heat as we received brilliant feedback from all competitors and visitors to their heat last year. The North East region is producing some great baristas and they’re actively helping make coffee accessible to the public.“

The top scoring baristas from the regional heats will go through to the finals, which will be held at The London Coffee Festival (25th – 28th  April 2013), and one of them will be crowned UK Barista Champion 2013 and go on to compete in the World Barista Championship in Melbourne, Australia (23rd – 26th  May 2013).

Judges Training and Calibration is scheduled to take place at Masteroast in Peterborough- 7th – 8th January 2013. Anyone wishing to certify as a UK Coffee Events Judge is invited to register their interest by emailing Jamie Banwell jamie@scaeuk.com

Follow @scaeuk or @ukbc and @PumphreysCoffee on Twitter and search for information using the hashtag #ukceheat2

 

UKBC 2012 Northern Heat Results

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Pumphrey’s Coffee of Newcastle hosted the 2012 UK Barista Championships Northern Heat at the Life Science Centre on Friday 17th February, filling the event with local baristas (8 out of the 14 who competed live or work in Newcastle) and even attracted spectators from Scotland.

Both Sky News Tyne and Wear and the BBC covered the event

Sky Tyne and Wear <- click to view a short Sky video featurng Chris Killen, Stuart Lee Archer and the UKBC Judges

Gordon Howell, of The Attic (at Harlequin Coffee and Tea House – York) was the winner of this hotly contested heat, followed closely by Stuart Archer of Pumphrey’s Coffee, and Steven Dyson of Spring Espresso .

In a break from tradition, the winner of Best Espresso (Gordon Howell), Best Cappuccino (Joe Meagher) and Best Signature Drink (Tom Booth) went to 3 different baristas.

Gordon Howell is a 4th time entrant in the UK Barista Championships and first competed the last time that the Northern Heat was held in Newcastle.

Gordon used Has Bean’s “Jailbreak” coffee during his performance, serving it in all 3 drink categories. For his signature drink he deconstructed the blend to highlight each coffee’s characteristics by preparing the coffee’s individually as a pourover or aeropress, giving the judges a total sensory experience with aromas and taste coming together right at the end by folding these ingredients into the espresso.

Without the help of volunteers an event of this size could not run as smoothly as it did, and both competitors, sponsors and exhibitors have been in touch to express their gratitude to all those who helped.

Photographs from Newcastle based barista, Rob Sharpe, will be available to view on the SCAE UK Flickr site

Now that we have the scores from the first 3 heats the Top 20 Barista Leaderboard will be published. Check back soon to view the leaderboard.

We are now building towards the next event – the UK Coffee Events Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits and Cezve/Ibrik competitions, collective taking place at Hotelympia on 29Feb and 01 Mar.

  • Registration (free) is required on the Hotelympia website http://www.hotelympia.com/
  • Places are still available and entry is open until the 25th Feb. Visit the SCAE UK Competitons page to view the rules and download an entry form
  • The hashtag on Twitter for these events is #ukce

The next UKBC Heat takes place on Saturday March 3rd in Norwich, hosted by Mad About Coffee. Follow the build up using #ukbcht4

 

Pumphrey’s Coffee to host the UKBC 2012 Northern Heat

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

The UKBC heads to Newcastle on Friday 17th February 2012

Pumphrey’s Coffee has stepped forward to host the Northern Heat in 2012, at the Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 4EP

We have been advised parking is available nearby, and for those arriving by train  the venue is just up the street from Newcastle Central Station

Visit http://www.pumphreys-coffee.co.uk/ for details of your Northern Heat hosts and http://www.lifeconferencing.co.uk/ for venue details

We’re sure this event will be well subscribed so click here to download the Northern Heat entry form and send back to us asap

P.S   Did you know that Pumphrey’s of Newcastle have a history which can be traced back to the year 1750!